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2022 Hokkaido Summer Sale Preview

12 August, 2022

There are 1,293 yearlings cataloged in this year's renewal of the Hokkaido Summer Sale. The sale will take place over a whole week at the end of August, between the 22nd and the 26th, at the Hokkaido Sales Pavilion in Shizunai Hokkaido. There are 145 different stallions represented at the sale.

Hip 1112, a colt by Kizuna(JPN), is a half-brother to last year's G3 Unicorn Stakes winner Smasher(JPN). Hip 432, a filly by Asia Express(USA), is a half-sister to 2020's G3 Leopard Stakes record-setting winner Kenshinko(JPN).

Japanese-bred first crop sires well represented in this sale included G1 Japanese Derby and G1 Dubai Sheema Classic winner Shahryar(JPN)'s full brother Al Ain(JPN), who also won two G1s himself over 2000m. G1 Japanese Derby and G1 Tenno Sho Fall winner Rey d'Oro(JPN), G1 Japanese Derby winner Roger Barows(JPN), G1 Japan Cup winner Suave Richard(JPN), G1 Japan Cup winner Cheval Grand(JPN) are also represented.

First crop sires imported from abroad have proven to be quite popular this year, especially G1 Breeders' Cup Turf winner Bricks and Mortar(USA). Also represented are two-time G1 Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow(IRE), G1 Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome(USA), G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner New Year's Day(USA), and G1 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom(USA).

Plenty of popular and proven stallions are available as well. The late G1 Japanese Derby winner Duramente(JPN) has been red hot at all the sales so far this year, and he has been having a great year on the track with two G1 winners this year alone G1, Tenno Sho Spring winner Titleholder(JPN) and Stars on Earth(JPN) who won the G1 Oka Sho and the G1 Japanese Oaks. Triple Crown winner Orfevre(JPN) has been a very consistent sire over the past few years, with popular runners being multiple graded stakes winner Authority(JPN) and G1 Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Marche Lorraine(JPN). G1 Japanese Derby winner Kizuna(JPN) has been Deep Impact(JPN)'s best son at stud to date and has been very popular in sales this year. Others include Kitasan Black(JPN), Gold Ship(JPN), Sinister Minister(USA), Daiwa Major(JPN), Drefong(USA), Leontes(JPN), Rulership(JPN)

Several new stallions just beginning to make their mark on the track are also plentiful at the sale. Dual JPN1 winner Best Warrior(USA) has had a great start, leading the freshman sire rankings. Dual US G1 winner Shanghai Bobby(USA) is second in the rankings. Three-time G1 winner Mind Your Biscuits(USA) has also been an early break-out success coming in third in the rankings. Three-time US G1 winner Beach Patrol(USA) has made a quality start coming in fourth in the rankings. Two-time English G1 winner Declaration of War(USA) had already had some success in Japan with some imported offspring, and those have proved to be a harbinger of success for his Japan-bred offspring, which have now put him in fifth in the rankings.

Several foreign stallions are also represented at the sale, with City of Light(USA) and Gleneagles(IRE).

Please get in touch with our representatives if you have any questions about our sales or the Japan-bred winner bonus program:
Satomi Oka (Ms)
Satomi Oka Bloodstock Pty Ltd
E-mail : satomi@bloodstock.jp
Tel : +61 414 414 450

Hokkaido Summer Sale Details:
●Sale type: Yearlings
●Venue: Hokkaido Sales Pavilion (Shizunai, Hokkaido)
●Dates: August 22th (Mon) ~ August 26th (Fri)
    Pre-sale inspections: 8:00am~ Daily
    Sale: 12:00pm ~ Daily
●Number of cataloged lots: 1,293
●Online catalog available at: https://www.hba.or.jp/en.php